New Toyota C-HR Concept Brings the Prius Crossover Closer to Reality

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Toyota took another step towards making a Prius crossover a reality today at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Debuting an updated version of its C-HR concept, the latest version of the hybrid utility vehicle has evolved with a toned-down paint scheme and two extra doors.

This new five-door model ” represents a step toward commercialization,” Toyota says, with plans to introduce a production version as early as the Geneva Motor Show next March.

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Based on Toyota’s new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which also underpins new models like the new Prius and next-generation Corolla, the C-HR concept uses a new hybrid powertrain – likely the very same one used in the new 2016 Toyota Prius.

With promises of over 55 mpg on that car, the production C-HR would certainly become the most fuel efficient non-plug-in utility vehicle on the market.

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Mark Wheeler Mark Wheeler on Sep 15, 2015

    say Nissan Joke? lol & fugly.

    • Mike Mike on Sep 17, 2015

      This country has NEED ED a vehicle like this for 40 years! Anybody that says different is mentally challenged!

  • Oli Oli on Sep 15, 2015

    This is the kind of car I want. A coupe what is also good for soft off-roading! Would love to have such a car. Looks really cool.... although the nose is a bit Renaultish.